Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps
The Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps , also known simply as the Artillery Museum, is a state-owned military museum in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
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, Russia
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. Its collections, consisting of Russian military equipment, uniforms and decorations, are hosted in the Kronverk
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 (a crownwork
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) of the Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
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 situated on the right bank of the Neva near Alexander Park
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. The museum is managed by the Russian Ministry of Defence
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How to come

The museum is located on the southern shore of Petrogradskiy Island, directly across the Kronverkskiy Strait from the Peter and Paul Fortress. The nearest metro station is Gorkovskaya, which is approximately ten minutes by foot along the Konverkskaya Embankment and Kamennoostrovskiy Prospekt.


Among the exhibits are
  • Cannons made by Andrei Chokhov – the maker of the famous Czar Cannon
  • An official chariot used for transportation of the artillery banner in the middle of the 18th century
  • The cannons from "the entertainment regiments" of Peter the Great
  • Personal arms, medals, and gifts received by Russian emperors and military commanders
  • Trophy arms (for example, Swedish and Turkish arm, and Napoleon's personal arms from his invasion of Russia)
  • The famous Katyusha rocket launcher of WWII
  • A special room dedicated to Kalashnikov, both the weapon and its eponymous creator
  • A wide array of Cold War era artillery pieces, anti-aircraft systems, armored vehicles, and missiles

Other Artillery museums

  • The Artillery Museum of Finland
    The Artillery Museum of Finland
    The Artillery Museum of Finland is a special military museum dedicated to the history of the artillery from the 15th century to the present day. It was located in Niinisalo from 1977 to 1997...

  • Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum

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